Gitzo unveils 4 new tripods for their Traveler range and three new ball heads. Supporting the 180-degree leg folding mechanism envisioned by Gitzo, the tripods now sport ‘Carbon eXact’ tubes which supposedly makes the tubes stiffer than the previous Carbon 6X while increasing tube diameters. The external form has been renovated for better grip, while the internal O-ring promises to make operation softer and helpful to keep away dust from accumulating in the legs.
As per the official press releases, here are the models:
- Traveler Tripod Series 0 Carbon 4 sections – GT0545T
- Traveler Kit, Ser.0 4 sec tripod GT0545T + head – GK0545T-82TQD
- Traveler Tripod Series 1 Carbon 5 sections – GT1555T
- Traveler Kit, Ser.1 5 sec tripod GT1555T + head GH1382TQD – GK1555T-82TQD (with head)
- Traveler Tripod Series 1 Carbon 4 sections – GT1545T
- Traveler Kit, Ser.1 4 sec tripod GT1545T + head GH1382TQD – GK1545T-82TQD (with head)
- Traveler Tripod Series 2 Carbon 4 sections – GT2545T
- Traveler Kit, Ser.2 4 sec tripod GT2545T + head GH1382QD – GK2545T-82QD (with head)
While the Series 0 boats of slimmest size for added portability, the Series 1 and 2 models go higher. Also, they have introduced a new Series 2 monopod with similar features.
As for the three new ball heads, they are constructed for professional and enthusiast purposes. and complement the Traveler and Mountaineer series tripods. The new head prevents undesirable deforming/drifting with the help of an efficient locking mechanism and hard metal components, thereby creating comfortable friction for locking.
All three models feature an independent pan lock, making panoramic photos easier to take. Friction control is also available in the GH1382QD and GH3382QD models, located in the ball lock knob. Additionally, plate locking is done via a screw-knob, and accepts most Arca-Swiss type plates.
Here are the models:
- Center Ball Head Series 1 Traveler Quick Release D – GH1382TQD
- Center Ball Head Series 1 Quick Release D – GH1382QD
- Center Ball Head Series 3 Quick Release D – GH3382QD (Available mid November)